75 Best Halloween Movies

75 Best Halloween Movies & TV Series To Watch This Season

It’s the first week of October. You’ve probably already decked out the house, pulled out your chunky knit sweaters, and drank enough pumpkin spice latte to keep you buzzed for the rest of the month. Now that you’ve gotten that out of your system, it’s time to celebrate all things spooky, from haunted houses to ghoulish ghosts to wicked witches – And we’ve got movies with it all. Sit back and enjoy a spooky flick… or two… or even 75… That’s right, we’ve put together a list of over 75 best Halloween shows and movies, available through Netflix, Prime Video, and more. This list includes everything from family favorites, like The Munsters, to bone-chilling horror movies, like Friday The 13th. Of course, if you don’t want to see anything too scary or gruesome, VidAngel has filters for taking out gore, violence, and frightening scenes. Keep reading for binge-worthy movies and TV shows to get you in the spooky spirit of Halloween.

 

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Family-friendly Halloween movies
Scary Halloween movies
Comedy Halloween movies
Classic Halloween movies
Original Halloween movies
Halloween TV Series

 

Family-Friendly Halloween Movies, "Hotel Transylvania", "The Munsters", "Goosebumps", "Casper"

If you’re looking for a family-friendly Halloween movie:

Hotel Transylvania movies

This monster comedy adventure follows the stories of vampires, monster hunters, and, of course, Hotel Transylvania. Join Dracula, Mavis, and Simon Van Helsing in these 3 fun family-friendly movies.

  • Rating: PG

Available:

  • Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video
  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania: Amazon Prime subscription

 

Casper

Casper is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Monster House

Three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. They decide they must battle this mysterious house that threatens anyone who crosses its path.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Monsters Vs. Aliens

The world’s most unlikely heroes are on a mission to save the Earth. Ginormica, Dr. Cockroach Ph.D., The Missing Link, Insectosaurous, and B.O.B.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween.

  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Munsters

Herman and Lily’s crazy courtship takes The Munsters on a hauntingly hilarious trip from Transylvania to Hollywood.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Addams Family

Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season. When long-lost Uncle Fester Christopher Lloyd reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez and Morticia plan a celebration to wake the dead.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

The House with a Clock in its Walls

Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Goosebumps movies

A boy must face an onslaught of witches, monsters, and ghouls after accidentally unleashing the creatures from magical bestselling Goosebumps books.

  • Rating: PG

Available:

  • Goosebumps: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Coraline

While exploring her new home, Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery until Other Mother tries to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources to make it back to her own family and life.

  • Rating: PG

 

Spiderwick Chronicles

From the beloved, best-selling series of books comes an extraordinary fantasy adventure, revealing the unseen world that exists all around us.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Gnome Alone

When Chloe discovers that her new home’s garden gnomes are not what they seem, she must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life and taking up the fight against the Troggs.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Scary Halloween Moves, "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "The Babadook", "The Blair Witch Project", "The Strangers"

If you’re looking for a good scare:

Fear Street Trilogy

In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events which have haunted their town for generations ​are all connected — and that they may be the next targets.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Blair Witch Project

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Prime subscription, Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Hereditary

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences. He then begins to unravel dark secrets.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

The Haunting (1999)

Dr. Marrow invites Nell, Theo, and Luke to the isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The study escalates into a heart-stopping nightmare for a professor and three subjects trapped in a mysterious mansion.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Saw movies

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Insidious movies

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

  • Rating: PG-13

Available:

  • Insidious: Rent or purchase Amazon Video
  • Insidious 2: Netflix subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

The Ring

Four teenagers all meet mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching a nightmarish tape. An investigative reporter tracks down the video and watches it. She now has just seven days to untangle the mystery.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Sinister movies

True crime novelist Ellison Oswald Ethan Hawke is so desperate to repeat the success of his first book that he moves his family into a home that served as the setting of a brutal murder.

  • Rating: R

Available:

  • Sinister: Rent or purchase Amazon Video
  • Sinister 2: Netflix subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

The Strangers

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

The Babadook

In this terrifying thriller, a mother must protect her son from an evil, supernatural entity that has escaped the pages of a children’s book and is lurking in their home.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon AMC+ subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Paranormal Activity movies

A demonic presence begins terrorizing a series of characters, tearing apart their perfect worlds and turning it into an inescapable nightmare.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Comedy Halloween Movies, "Zombieland", "Bewitched", "Warm Bodies", "Hubie Halloween"

If you don’t want to take Halloween movies too seriously:

Zombieland movies

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn’t have fears. A pair of sisters, Wichita and Little Rock, strive to get to an amusement park. The four of them band together in a trek across a zombie-filled America.

  • Rating: R

Available:

  • Zombieland: Rent or purchase Amazon Video
  • Zombieland: Double Tap: Amazon Starz subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Hubie Halloween

Hubie Dubois who, despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts (and its legendary Halloween celebration), is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Mean Girls

Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about “survival of the fittest.” But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Men in Black

Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay Jones and Jay Smith, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Netflix subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Twilight movies

Bella Swan moves to live with her dad in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Warm Bodies

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Bewitched

Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show “Bewitched”.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon Starz subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Happy Death Day movies

A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer’s identity.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

So I Married An Axe Murderer

Mike Myers takes the lead in this rousing comedy thriller as a romantically-jaded performance artist who finally thinks he’s met his match in beautiful butcher, Nancy Travis.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Fright Night

A teenager suspects his new neighbor is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Prime subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Little Evil

In this horror-comedy, a recently married man who wants to bond with his stepson begins to fear that the boy is a demon.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

American Werewolf of London

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Prime subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Shaun of the Dead

Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in this hilarious horror comedy about two slackers out to save their friends and families from flesh-eating zombies.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Classic Halloween Movies

If you like a good classic Halloween movie:

Halloween (1978)

A psychotic murderer has been institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister. He escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon AMC+ subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Halloween (2018)

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Scream 4

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Amazon Starz subscription, Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

Frankenstein (1931)

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

  • Rating: Not Rated (Probably considered PG)
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

The Bride of Frankenstein

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr.

  • Rating: Not Rated (Probably considered PG)
  • Available: Rent or purchase Amazon Video

 

The Addams Family movies

Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season. When long-lost Uncle Fester Christopher Lloyd reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez Raul Julia and Morticia Anjelica Huston plan a celebration to wake the dead.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Sleepy Hollow

Master storyteller Tim Burton weaves an eerie, enchanting version of this classic tale of horror. Johnny Depp is Ichabod Crane, an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Friday the 13th movies

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child’s drowning.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon AMC+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Ghostbusters movies

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting “ghostbusters” who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins, and supernatural pests of all stripes.

  • Rating: PG & PG-13

Available:

  • Ghostbusters: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video
  • Ghostbusters II: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife: Amazon Starz subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video
  • Ghostbusters (2016): Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

The Mummy movies

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz star in this nonstop action epic about the discovery of a long-lost treasure in the Egyptian desert that also unearths a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror!

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Labyrinth

A young girl, who enters a world of her own creation, experiences her first awareness of love, responsibility and danger.

  • Rating: PG
  • Available: Netflix subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark thriller of the macabre stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. This terrifying tale is about a quiet motel and a mysterious killer.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Rosemary’s Baby

A young couple moves into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Amazon Showtime subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Unique Halloween Movies

If you’re tired of the same old Halloween movies:

Nightbooks

Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by a witch in her magical New York City apartment.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Love and Monsters

Seven years since the Monsterpocalypse began, Joel has been living underground in order to survive. But after reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, Joel decides to venture out to reunite with her, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon Prime subscription, Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion where young Sarah turns her tortured life into a series of scary stories.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

A Quiet Place movies

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

  • Rating: PG-13

Available:

  • A Quiet Place: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video
  • A Quiet Place 2: Amazon Prime subscription, Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Bird Box

A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Us

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide take their kids to their beach house, expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. Haunted by a traumatic past, Adelaide grows paranoid that something bad will happen. Her fears become reality when masked strangers enter the home, forcing the family to fight for survival.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Nope

Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny, chilling discovery.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Get Out

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Fractured (2019)

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Perfection (2018)

When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Crimson Peak

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.

  • Rating: R
  • Available: Netflix subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Cloverfield (2008)

From visionary producer J.J. Abrams (Lost) and director, Matt Reeves comes the worldwide sensation of non-stop terror and suspense everyone is talking about.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Available: Amazon AMC+ subscription, Rent or purchase from Amazon Video

 

Halloween Shows, "The Haunting of Hill House", "Stranger Things", "The Haunting of Bly Manor", "The Walking Dead"

If a TV show is more up your spooky alley:

The Haunting of Hill House

Four people spending a summer in a rented mansion soon begin to experience a wide range of supernatural phenomena. A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s novel.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Haunting of Bly Manor

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Stranger Things

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Dracula

Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Twilight Zone (2019)

An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various tales of science fiction, horror and mystery. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Purchase from Amazon Video

 

Good Witch

Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford, and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey House, they are immediately spellbound by the mother-daughter duo next door, but Sam and Cassie quickly find they may not see eye to eye. With her signature charm, Cassie attempts to bring everyone together, ensuring all of Middleton is in for new changes, big surprises, and, of course, a little bit of magic!

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Discovery of Witches

Diana Bishop, a historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 to solve its mysteries. She’s offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he’s a vampire. Witches should never trust vampires.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Amazon AMC+ subscription, Purchase from Amazon Video

 

Black Mirror

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the unease of our modern world. Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. In every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone – a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Walking Dead

When the world is ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, police officer Rick Grimes and a small group of others must face a terrifying new reality. Can they survive ‘the dead’ and each other?

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription (seasons 1-10), Amazon AMC+ subscription (season 11), Purchase from Amazon Video

 

Daybreak

Living his best life in post-apocalyptic LA, a slacker strives to find the girl of his dreams while outwitting mindless ghouls and cliquish gangs.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

The Magicians

Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 

Twin Peaks

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription, Amazon Paramount+ subscription, Amazon Showtime subscription, Purchase from Amazon Video

 

The Society

When everyone mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teens of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Available: Netflix subscription

 


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